Dare Me by Megan Abbott

Beth Cassidy, cheerleader captain, is not happy when the new cheer coach takes over. All the girls, including Addy, Beth’s lieutenant, are infatuated with Coach. Beth is losing control. And Beth must never lose control! But when Addy presents Coach with a hamsa bracelet; Beth can’t take it anymore! Some way somehow, this new coach has got to be stopped.

When Sarge commits suicide—or was he murdered? Things really start to spin out of control. With detectives getting closer to the truth, things start heating up for the cheer squad.

Abbott includes plenty of cheer action. If you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes at cheerleading practice, this book is for you. Even the dark side of cheerleading is exposed. Abbott weaves a tale of murder, mystery, friendship and competition.

Give me an R! Give me an E! Give me an A! Give me a D! Give me another D! Give me an A! Give me an R! Give me an E! Give me an M! Give me an E! What does it spell? Read Dare Me! Yay!!!!

Review by Barb, CLP-Allegheny

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